Number of partners: 12
Number of other fee-earners: 29
THE FIRM DPG probably has the largest and most experienced team of claimant-focused judicial review and human rights lawyers in the UK.
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
■ Judicial review claims for individuals and organisations challenging failures by public bodies
■ Actions against the police including where there is a race, gender or disability element
■ Providing representation in inquests and public inquiries
■ Representation in damages claims against the Home Office and its contractors, in particular EU nationals, trafficking survivors and migrants denied healthcare
■ Anti-cuts litigation challenging cuts central and other local government services
■ Damages claims for state interferences with fundamental rights such as breach of confidentiality or privacy, and the incorrect recording of information
■ Data claims post GDPR, from simple data breaches to surveillance and national security related cases, both public and private-law based
■ Discrimination claims against public bodies and providers of goods and services
■ Damages claims due to failures to protect by state bodies in particular for children who have been neglected or abused, women subject to violence, and vulnerable adults
■ Housing law focused on tenants, occupiers and homeless people
CLIENTS The firm works with and for a wide range of individuals and organisations as well as NGOs such as Medical Justice, Red Cross, Refuge, Liberty, Women’s Aid, Roma Support Group, PEN, Gulf Center for Human Rights, Kalayaan, Open Rights Group, Rights Watch UK, Privacy International, Redress, Reprieve, Inclusion London, Deaf and Disabled People’s, Organisations Legal Network.
INTERNATIONAL Expanding international human rights work, including corporate accountability and torture claims particularly in the Gulf/Middle East, Colombia/Latin America, East Africa and in other emerging democracies.